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The Icky Threes


Updated June 11, 2014

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Definition: A term coined at the Smoking Cessation Forum here at About.com, the Icky Threes refers to specific stages of a person's quit program that can be bumpy and uncomfortable. They are:

  • 3 Days -- discomforts associated with physical withdrawal from nicotine.
  • 3 Weeks -- discomforts associated with psychological withdrawal from the habit of smoking.
  • 3 Months -- discomforts associated with feelings of quit-related boredom -- otherwise known as the blahs.
See also: The Icky Threes and Smoking Cessation


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